Los Angeles’s Grammy-nominated and genre-bending rock outfit FEVER 333 has returned with “$wing”, its first studio single in three years, now available on all streaming platforms. Watch the official video for the song below.
“$wing” expands upon FEVER 333‘s signature blend of rapid-fire rap cadences and visceral punk expression, coupled with front-man Jason Aalon Butler‘s socially conscious lyrics — this time taking aim at the sports industry’s historical exploitation of people of color and the fight for agency and autonomy. Butler paints an articulate, focused picture without sacrificing venomous reproach and unbridled aggression.
“In a system that exploits the aforementioned instruments of power (the people) for financial and political advancement, we must collectively understand and redirect the dynamic once we realize that we are not powerless against it,” Butler asserts before adding, “‘$wing’ is a sonic reminder that you are the power that they seek and you are the resource they need.”
The new music comes on the heels of the debut of FEVER 333‘s powerful new lineup and a host of high-octane live performances. The new lineup features Butler alongside Thomas Pridgen (THE MARS VOLTA, THUNDERCAT, TRASH TALK) on drums, viral bass virtuoso April Kae and guitarist Brandon Davis.
“This new era of FEVER 333 is beyond even what I could have imagined”, Butler says. “The talent, the funk, the passion, and the respect for this project April, Thomas and Brandon have already delivered have shown me, once again, that this project is something more than a band on stage”.
Ushering a return to their ceremonial-like “functions” with a house party in Butler‘s hometown of South Central Los Angeles recently, FEVER 333 have since indoctrinated festival crowds at the highly-publicized Las Vegas festival Sick New World and are now gearing up for a string of European dates and festival appearances — including Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, Hellfest in France and the U.K.’s lauded Download festival.
With the release of “$wing”, FEVER 333 has also announced a worldwide collaboration between their label 333 Wreckords Crew and Century Media Records to release FEVER 333 music for the foreseeable future exclusively.
“I feel very lucky to have entered this partnership with 333 Wreckords Crew and the folks at Century Media for this upcoming album”, Butler reveals. “I’m calling it right now — we’re going to shift a paradigm, or two, regarding how this game gets played and how it tries to play us.”
FEVER 333 Tour Dates:
Jun. 2 – Nürburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring Festival
Jun. 4 – Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park Festival
Jun. 6 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Zaklęte Rewiry
Jun. 7 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Majestic
Jun. 8 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival
Jun. 10 – Donnington, UK @ Download Festival
Jun. 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival
Jun. 16 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival
Jun. 17 – Clisson, France @ Hell Fest
Jun. 19 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
Jun. 20 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
Jun. 22 – Oslo, Norway @ Tons of Rock Festival
Jun. 23 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air Festival
Jun. 24 – Munster, Germany @ Vainstream Festival
Jun. 25 – Spalence Porcini, Czech Republic @ Basinfire Festival
Jun. 27 – Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
Jun. 29 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Evil Live Festival
Jun. 30 – Lugo, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
Jul. 2 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
Jul. 28 – Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sep. 22 – Louisville, Kentucky @ Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 7 – Sacramento, California @ Aftershock Festival